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Overview

Overview

What Is We Are Family (Medicine)?

We Are Family (Medicine) is a brand-new AAPA conference designed to provide PAs and NPs with essential updates and skills necessary for family medicine practice. It’s an ideal conference for those of all experience levels practicing in family medicine. This year, we are going virtual!  Experience the conference from the comfort of your home while earning up to 37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

 This year’s virtual event features:

  • 3-days of scheduled, live virtual sessions with the opportunity to engage with expert faculty
  • Access to an additional 26 self-paced sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient for you
  • Welcome networking event with colleagues

Learn more about why you should attend by reading this news story.

Course Directors

  • Jeffrey A. Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
  • Leslie Clayton Milteer, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
  • Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Accreditation Statement

The 2021 We Are Family (Medicine) Conference has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through January 31, 2022.

Are You an NP?

NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. Check with your certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable – and then register today!

CME Support

The session “Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunizations Decisions With Older Adults” is supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline and provided by AAPA in collaboration with The France Foundation.

Registration

Registration

Virtual Conference Experience (37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)

Pricing:

  • AAPA member: $499
  • Nonmember: $799

There are two parts to the virtual conference experience: live virtual sessions and self-paced sessions. The nine live virtual sessions will take place from January 23 – 25, 2021. On each of the three days, there will be three live virtual sessions that take place at specific times. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Take a look at the schedule for the live virtual sessions so you can book your calendar accordingly. Not able to watch the sessions at the scheduled time? No problem! A recording of each live virtual session will be available once the scheduled session is over.

The second part of the virtual conference experience consists of 26 additional self-paced sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient for you! These pre-recorded sessions will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Registrants will have access to all recordings until January 31, 2022.


Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy

We do not offer any refunds or credits for virtual conference registrations. All sales are final.

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Plan your schedule to participate in these live virtual sessions at the dates and times noted below. During these sessions, there will be interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Please note that all times listed are EST. A recording of each live virtual session will be available once the scheduled session is over.

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

  • January 23

    saturday

    • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

      Welcome From Course Directors

    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      The Future of Family Medicine in COVID-19 and Beyond

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      The Virus of the Month: COVID, Flu, and Other Infectious Disease Hot Topics

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Advanced Practice Providers in Leadership in Primary Care

    • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

      Welcome Networking Event

  • January 24

    sunday

    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      Cutting Through the Hype: Cannabis in Clinical Practice

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      Sexual History Taking Pro Tips: Who, What, and How!

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Common Ocular Pathologies: To Refer or Not to Refer…That Is the Question

  • January 25

    monday

    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      The Cardiorenal Syndrome and New Concepts in Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care: Working Smarter, Not Harder

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Making It Stick: Patient Counseling in Primary Care

 

This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.

 

Self-Paced Sessions

Self-Paced Sessions

In addition to the live virtual sessions, all registrants will receive access to 26 additional sessions that will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Watch these pre-recorded sessions whenever is convenient for you. Take a look at all of the content that will be included!

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

  • Air Traffic Controller: Deprescribing to Avoid the Near Collisions of Too Many Medications
  • Burnout: How We Got Here and How to Get Your Life Back
  • Chest X-Ray Refresher
  • COPD Update for the Primary Care Provider
  • Demystifying Dermatologic Diagnoses in Primary Care
  • Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunizations Decisions With Older Adults
  • Hormonal Contraception: More Than Just Pregnancy Prevention
  • Legal Medicine: Avoidance of Lawsuits
  • Moving Toward Health Equity in Primary Care
  • Non-Pharmacologic Methods of Treating Chronic Pain
  • Oh Baby, New Baby! What to Look for in the First 4 Days of Life
  • Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting
  • Practical Psychiatry Tips for Primary Care
  • Preoperative Medication Management
  • Primary Care Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Reimbursement 101: What You Need to Know
  • That Doesn’t Look Quite Right: Refining Your EKG Reading Skills
  • The Battle of the Bulge: Bariatric Endocrinology in 2021
  • The Patient With Newly Diagnosed Diabetes: What Now?
  • To Treat or Take the Backseat: Management of Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Updates in Patient Management of Common Infectious Diseases
  • What Does Fasting Blood Sugar and A1C Have to Do With Mood Disorders?
  • What Was I Looking For? Menopause and Its Effects on the Brain and Body
  • What’s for Dinner? Nutrition and Physical Activity 101
  • What’s New in Hypertension: From Anti-Hypertensives to Patient Compliance
  • When the Pump Crumps: Managing Heart Failure in the Outpatient Setting

This session list may be updated or modified without notification.

Information for Registrants

Information for Registrants

Accessing the Sessions and Handouts

You will receive an email one week before the conference start date with instructions on accessing the sessions and handouts in AAPA’s Learning Central.

Course Evaluations and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of course evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The course evaluations will be available in AAPA’s Learning Central beginning Saturday, January 23, 2021. You will have until Monday, January 31, 2022 to participate in all of the sessions, complete the evaluations, and obtain your CME certificate.

Sponsors

Sponsors

This brand-new conference is expected to draw PAs and NPs of all experience levels who specialize in family medicine. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this year’s virtual experience by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor!

 

EXHIBIT AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

 

Learn more about exhibiting or sponsorship by contacting us at [email protected].

Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us your questions about the 2021 We Are Family (Medicine) Conference at [email protected].